Rich Girard

NH DHHS proposes taxpayer funding of sex change surgery

by Steve MacDonald August 11, 2017

Breaking news from Girard at Large, The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has proposed to eliminate the Medicaid rule that prohibits the program from funding sex reassignment surgeries.  Disturbingly, while the proposed rule change hasn’t even been heard yet, Girard at Large has obtained a letter sent by the department directly to a minor child enrolled in […]

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The New Media Militia and Granite Grok on Girard At Large

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2017

This morning I spent some time on the Girard at Large Radio program. The two topics of interest were a recent controversy in the state over Human trafficking and a change in leadership at GraniteGrok.com.

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The New Media Militia on Girard at Large

by Steve MacDonald July 31, 2017

This morning I started a new segment with Rich Girard on the Girard at Large Radio Program. It’s called The New Media Militia. Based on the curation site I’ve been running it will feature content and issues from local Conservative and Libertarian creators in the Granite State. It will air every Monday Morning at 8:40 […]

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Forrester and Van Ostern Camps Caught Up In Illegal Coordination Complaint

by Steve MacDonald September 2, 2016

Rich Girard has filed a formal and detailed complaint with Attorney General Joe Foster that begins with this. I am writing to request you investigate what appears to be illegal campaign coordination per RSA 664:2 between the Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) and the gubernatorial campaigns of Republican Jeanie Forrester and Democrat Colin Van Ostern.  At […]

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CNHT Picnic 2016 – The Videos

by Mike July 10, 2016

The CNHT Annual Picnic is always a big deal amongst “Conservatarians”, and this year was no exception. Even in the smaller, but gun-friendly, venue of the American Legion Sweeney Post in Manchester, there were more than 200 attendees and dozens (at least it seemed that way) of candidates – GrokTV was there. Working in a […]

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Congratulations to Rich Girard

by Steve MacDonald November 4, 2015
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Our congratulations to Rich Girard. He successfully ran for and was elected to the Manchester Board of school committee. We look forward to his reports and updates from his new position on the School board.

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Election Alert!

by Ed Naile November 2, 2015

Rich Girard could use your vote or help Tuesday in his bid for a seat on the Manchester School Board. Out of state community organizers are here in OUR state working for presidential candidates and will be helping liberal tax and spend candidates in the Manchester elections as well. Your vote and support will help […]

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Most Education Dollars go to Adults and not Children

by Steve MacDonald November 1, 2015
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We continue with School Board candidate Rich Girard on budgets, spending, direct to indirect labor costs, and how most of the tax-dollars in a given school budget are spent on the adults and not on the children. (Listen to Part I with Rich Girard, here.) Don’t want to wait for the rest? Get it all […]

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GrokTALK! – Respecting the People who Pay The Bills

by Steve MacDonald November 1, 2015
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Rich Girard is running for a seat on the Manchester School Board. We talk about transparency and right to know, partnering with parents, respecting the people who pay the bills, and campaigning in the age of social media. The election is this Tuesday in Manchester. Don’t want to wait for the rest? Get it all […]

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GrokTALK! October 31st, 2015 – Podcast

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2015
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Not sure what happened with the live feed but that is why we have back ups; Here is the entire show with guests Rich Girard, Karen Vaughn, and Kimberly Morin. Plus, a whole bunch of WTF’s, post debate banter, and more. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast- any device – everywhere!

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Tomorrow On GrokTALK! – October 31st, 2015

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2015
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We close out Groktober with special guest, Karen Vaughn (mother of fallen Navy SEAL, Aaron Vaughn). Karen joins us to talk about recent remarks by Hillary Clinton regarding the VA.  We are also joined by Rich Girard, just days before an election in which he is vying for a seat on the Manchester Board of School Committee. […]

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Rich Girard refuses to sign “early education” pledge from Washington, DC PAC

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2015
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Rich is running for the Manchester School Board (Board of School Committee) and recently refused to sign a pledge from a DC PAC to support universal Pre-K. His opponents are attacking him so it is important that his letter explaining his reasons gets as much air as possible. In response to a solicitation from a […]

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Why Aren’t The Public and the School Board in The Loop?

by Steve MacDonald October 4, 2015
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ICYMI – Part two of our interview with Rich Girard, who is running for the Manchester Board of School committee. We talk about how good education policy only comes from ensuring that parents and school boards are not just involved but informed so they can be educated participants in the process. Part I Here GrokTALK! […]

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NHCCS Constitution Day – Rich Girard / Jane Cormier “Chester”

by Skip September 23, 2015

After the dinner time (ok, before it ended), Rich Girard bounded back onto the stage and set the schedule for the rest of the evening.  Then he introduced former NH State Rep Jane Cormier to give her rendition of our first national anthem: “Chester”.  After that, Pete Hinkle had some time to talk about general […]

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NHCCS Constitution Day – Diane Gilbert, Chair NHCCS, welcoming remarks

by Skip September 21, 2015

As well as intro ceremonies with the National Anthem sung by former NH State Rep. Jane Cormier (of Piccolo Opera) and with Master of Ceremonies, Rich Girard of “Girard at Large“!    Intro Ceremonies                                   Diane Gilbert Previous Video: NHCCS – Interview with Rich Girard of “Girard at Large” NHCCS – Interview with Diane Bitter of the 603 […]

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NHCCS Constitution Day – Interview with Rich Girard of “Girard At Large”

by Skip September 21, 2015

Long day yesterday but worth it the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies (“NHCCS”) Constitution Day.  Got the chance to finally talk with people roaming around a bit instead of always behind the camera but did get a couple of interviews while running around checking cameras in some of the session rooms (as opposed to […]

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GrokTALK! – Rich Girard : Transparency And The Education Establishment

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2015
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Humble host Rich Girard comes out from behind his microphone to get behind ours as we discuss Education issues, transparency from administrators and school boards, and his upcoming election for a seat on the Manchester Board of School Committee. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast You can also get this weeks 2-hour podcast – here!

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GrokTALK! – 2015-09-12 The Videos

by Skip September 12, 2015

This week’s program was a fast paced one with lots of topics and lots of rapid around the table! Pre-Show – yeah, we use this time to hammer down the software and hardware gremlins that visit us every week as well as our regular babbling about a bunch of things Segment 1 – Our WTFs […]

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GrokTALK! September 12th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2015
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We are joined by Canadian Health Care refugee Shona Holmes, talk show host Rich Girard , and Max Abramson gives us a primer on bills up for a veto override vote this week in the NH legislature. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast

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Tomorrow on GrokTALK! September 12th, 2015

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2015
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Tomorrow on GrokTALK!  – September 12th, 2015, (9:00 am to 11 am EDT) Rich Girard on his election for Manchester Board of School Committee Shona Holmes: it’s about access to healthcare not access to health insurance. Veto Override Day Bills with Max Abramson + The Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, News, Opinion, and weather…without the weather. (Maybe we’ll squeeze in something […]

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Rich Girard Finally Gets Contracts from Manchester Superintendent

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2015
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Prying documents out of school districts in New Hampshire is not like pulling teeth. It’s worse. A recent example of this is the ongoing struggle for more transparency from Manchester city boards and committees. Contracts for the Superintendent, Asst. Super, and Business administrator for the Manchester School District were amended at the end of July but […]

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CNHT Picnic – CNHT Chair Ed Naile and Skip Murphy

by Skip July 28, 2015

And finally, all of the videos are now up.  Ed Naile comes back at the ending of the CNHT Annual Picnic for his closing remarks: And more than a few props for Rich Girard, host of Girard at Large on WLMW 90.7 FM New Hampshire Family Radio, who acted as Master of Ceremonies during the […]

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Rich Girard on Right to Know

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2015
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Kimberly will probably post the entire article up here at some point but seeing as the vote is tomorrow I wanted to quote Rich Girard (from the article) regarding HB 646 and right to know. If cases of abuse were really running rampant, we’d hear more than just the anecdotal evidence of some spectacular infraction. […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State House : John Burt, Lawrence Cheetham, JR Hoell, David Murotake

by Skip July 13, 2014

And the last of the candidates – and again, they are running for the NH House of Representatives: John Burt – Hillsborough County District 39 Lawrence Cheetham – Hillsborough County District 7 JR Hoell – Merrimack County District 23 David Murotake – Hillsborough County District 32                 John Burt                                                         Lawrence Cheetham    […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State House : Frank Edelblut, Michelle Levell, Nick Zaricki

by Skip July 13, 2014

Having finished with the candidates for the NH State Senate, it is now time to turn to those activists that are now going to run either for re-election or for the first time: Frank Edelblut – Hillsborough District 38 Michelle Levell – Rockingham District 7 Nick Zaricki – Hillsborough District 6    Frank Edelblut                                                      Michelle […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State Senate: George Lambert, Kathy Lauer-Rago, Lydia Dube Harmon, Dennis Lamare

by Skip July 12, 2014

Still even MORE candidates for NH State Senate speak at the CNHT Annual picnic held last Saturday in Hillsborough, NH.  Lots of folks showed up as it IS considered to be Old Home Day for conservative activists in the State.  Here are three more folks that believe that they can make a difference: Kathy Lauer-Rago, […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Candidates for NH State Senate District 11: Gary Daniels, Dan Hynes, Maureen Mooney

by Skip July 11, 2014

Certainly, there are many more candidates than just those that have already spoken; there are plenty more to come.  Vying for either the NH State Senate directly as the NH GOP nominar (they do not have a primary) or will be striving to be that after September 9th (the day of the NH Primary).  Here are […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – NH State Rep Dan Itse “What IS the role of elected officials in NH”

by Skip July 11, 2014

And I bet that NH State Rep Dan Itse doubts that it is this: NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ Regardless of what Progressives want to believe (and force upon us), that is not their Constitutional role.  Find out: Previous Video: 

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CNHT Annual Picnic – Dr. Betsy McCaughey

by Skip July 11, 2014

Not only did Dr. Betsy McCaughey spend a few minutes with GraniteGrok in an exclusive interview (Steve has the audio here – eventually I’ll get the video up) but she was the Keynote Speaker at the CNHT Annual Meeting.  She is ALWAYS well prepared and know how to present her points: Previous Video: CNHT 2014 Annual […]

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CNHT Annual Picnic – 2014 Congressional (NH-CD1) Primary Candidates: Frank Guinta, Dan Innis, Brendan Kelly

by Skip July 8, 2014

Just as in the Senatorial race, more people are in the race than who showed up this past Saturday at the CNHT Annual Picnic – in the First District, only Everett Jabour (Barrington) did not make an appearance and speak to the activist crowds.  Here are the speeches by the others:    Frank Guinta                                             […]

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